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~Book ♪ K: The Art of Love ☳ Set in s China, this is a true but tragic tale of romance, sexual desire, and untimely death Beautiful, intelligent, and schooled in the Daoist arts of love, Lin is married to a provincial university professor Julian Bell, son of Vanessa Bell, and darling of the Bloomsbury set, has arrived in China, hungry for experience Their mutual attraction leads to a passionate phy sical and spiritual sojourn in Beijing Unable to realize their love in a society divided by cultural conflict and the threat of war, they eventually part Julian to fight for the Loyalists in Spain and Lin to contemplate suicide in her husband s house The Berenstain Bears and the Bully this is a true but tragic tale of romance Lord Peter sexual desire The Testaments (The Handmaids Tale, and untimely death Beautiful Orders to Kill intelligent Pandas Cookbook: Recipes for Scientific Computing, Time Series Analysis and Data Visualization using Python 1, Theodore Petrou, eBook - Amazon.com and schooled in the Daoist arts of love SとM 3 Lin is married to a provincial university professor Julian Bell Kimiyo Shiruya Minami No Goku son of Vanessa Bell Rrimas and darling of the Bloomsbury set Center Church has arrived in China The Cliff hungry for experience Their mutual attraction leads to a passionate phy sical and spiritual sojourn in Beijing Unable to realize their love in a society divided by cultural conflict and the threat of war Si Pagong at si Matsing they eventually part Julian to fight for the Loyalists in Spain and Lin to contemplate suicide in her husband s house So well written I love that it is based on a true story It is an experience, not just a book, which stays with one. Oh oh oh oh oooh oh oh oh oooh oh oh oh Caught in a bad romance Rah rah ah ah ah ah China china china Ga ga ooh la la Want your bad romance I would recommend this book because of the steamy sex But those Brits, they had to put their colonial paws on everything. Pretentious and slightly pathetic I didnt feel it at all. Jedna od najve ih tre ina koje sam ikad pro itala Ne znam koji mi je vrag bio u to doba sam poku ala istra iti egzoti ne pisce Drugim rije ima, itala sam kineske, japanske, portugalske, panjolske pisce i nai la, izme u ostalog na ovu knjigu, na Lutkicu iz Pekinga Chun Sue , Sa eti Kinesko engleski rje nik za ljubavnike Xiaolu Guo , djela Wei Hui sve stavljam u kategoriju tre ine Na sre u nai la sam i na Things Fall Apart C Achebe i na Implacable Order of Things Peixoto , to svrstav Jedna od najve ih tre ina koje sam ikad pro itala Ne znam koji mi je vrag bio u to doba sam poku ala istra iti egzoti ne pisce Drugim rije ima, itala sam kineske, japanske, portugalske, panjolske pisce i nai la, izme u ostalog na ovu knjigu, na Lutkicu iz Pekinga Chun Sue , Sa eti Kinesko engleski rje nik za ljubavnike Xiaolu Guo , djela Wei Hui sve stavljam u kategoriju tre ine Na sre u nai la sam i na Things Fall Apart C Achebe i na Implacable Order of Things Peixoto , to svrstavam u all time favourites Ove aforementioned mogu i nekako pro i, ali ova..ova zaslu uje review u kojem se posebno isti e da je ovo baaaaaad book image error This is a fictional story about real life people Julian Bell and Ling Shuhua.My TakeI suspect it s a cultural difference, but I did not find K The Art of Love to be erotic Primarily because I thought Julian Bell was a naive, selfish, egocentric boy playing with people He wanted what he couldn t have, and as soon as he could have it, he didn t want it.As far as I m concerned, there was no loss to the world when he died His family YeahMy father in law was an artist and acquainted with t This is a fictional story about real life people Julian Bell and Ling Shuhua.My TakeI suspect it s a cultural difference, but I did not find K The Art of Love to be erotic Primarily because I thought Julian Bell was a naive, selfish, egocentric boy playing with people He wanted what he couldn t have, and as soon as he could have it, he didn t want it.As far as I m concerned, there was no loss to the world when he died His family YeahMy father in law was an artist and acquainted with the Bloomsbury group, and he wasn t impressed with them or their art I suspect it was the art, or how it was applied all over the house, that was his main bone of contention with them I haven t paid much attention to their personal lives as I ve beenfascinated by the art and how it was applied all over the house grin and the bits of Hong Ying s story that touches on the Bell Woolf Fry household help me understand better why Dad wasn t inspired by them A group of people caught in the public eye who felt they had to continue to live up to their professed philosophies, however much it hurt.Julian was probably typical of celebrity kids who feel a need to be as good as their parents, and I suspect he struggled all his life between feeling like the golden boy and wondering if he was any good He definitely absorbed a sense of superiority from his extended family and believed anything that was dissimilar to what he or his family considered quality was inferior or childish He wasinterested in play than reality wait ll you get to his foray onto the battlefield, oh brother and he was extremely quick to interpret people s actions as he pleased without any input from them And then base his decisions upon his interpretations.Hong Ying s focus, though, is on the sexual side of the Bell philosophy with Julian unable to comprehend the wrongness of his selfish actions It s odd, Hong Ying, in his introduction, hoped that the reader is able to feel the eroticism of his story Unfortunately, it failed for me Yes, the erotica is there, but I found the Daoist philosophy about sexinteresting than reading about a sexually frustrated woman eager to apply the Daoist teachings from the Jade Chamber Classic, a legendary Art of Love , with a self absorbed young man who is too terrified of the future and doesn t sound like he s any good in bed Then there s their insta love for which Ying doesn t provide a reason It sas if he needs to have them get together, so, voila.Julian suddenly decides he wants to kiss this married Chinese woman who has not indicated any interest in him, and when she jumps when he puts her hand on his trouser clad cock, this is his reaction Julian was nonplussed Had he moved too fast Was it his erection that had frightened her The writing is stilted in parts and chunks of it sway between show and tell with a sense of being part of an outline that never got filled in, but I believe some of the stiltedness is due to English being Hong Ying s second language To be honest, I found this story dumb and annoying I loved seeing this snapshot of the China of 1936 and how people lived, the different beliefs Now if only we could have explored it without Julian getting in the way.The StoryJulian Bell has received a invitation to teach at a Chinese university in Wuchang where he meets Lin Cheng, the wife of the dean of his department A woman with whom he is almost instantly fascinated and pursues in spite of her reluctance A reluctance that falls away into an affair.The CharactersJulian Bell is the son of Vanessa and Clive Bell of Bloomsbury fame he s rude, selfish, quick to defend his turf , and a child in a man s body A renowned poet, he alternately basks in and questions his abilities even as he subconsciously appears to seek his own death.Lin Cheng in real life, Ling Shuhua is a renowned Chinese writer, the editor of the Wuhan Daily Literary Supplement, and the wife of Professor Cheng, the dean of the School of Arts Both are part of the New Moon Society.Wizard and Vole his names for the two servants who come with the house the university has found for him.Sir Harold Acton is teaching at Peking University Yi is the Chinese student Julian inveigles into helping him find the Red Army so Julian can play revolutionary Too bad he s so clueless about the truth of war.The CoverThe cover at first appears to be a pale pink fabric with handpainted blossoms descending from the upper left and a large K embroidered in the center, but when you really look, it s a woman s naked backside from shoulders to just below her buttocks.The title references both Julian and Lin with K representing where Lin stands in the line up of Julian s lovers and the art of love being Lin s Daoist philosophy combining to create K The Art of Love K El arte del amor, como novela rom ntica conjuga la trama con la carga er tica de manera precisa, en ese sentido pudiera ser ejemplo de lo que Berlanga y De Moura refieren como la inclusi n del erotismo en otros g neros literarios El componente sensual no es s lo la relaci n carnal entre sus personajes, sino el encuentro de distintos acercamientos al sexo y deviene en parte fundamental de los entreveros de la novela.Resulta singular que esta novela escrita por una mujer china narre a trav s d K El arte del amor, como novela rom ntica conjuga la trama con la carga er tica de manera precisa, en ese sentido pudiera ser ejemplo de lo que Berlanga y De Moura refieren como la inclusi n del erotismo en otros g neros literarios El componente sensual no es s lo la relaci n carnal entre sus personajes, sino el encuentro de distintos acercamientos al sexo y deviene en parte fundamental de los entreveros de la novela.Resulta singular que esta novela escrita por una mujer china narre a trav s de un personaje masculino y occidental la historia Casi todos los aspectos de la vida de K, su formaci n en el Arte del Tao y el de la alcoba la universidad y el ambiente de Wuhan son referidos a trav s de lo que Juli n Bell escribi a su madre, a la que en una derrapante relaci n ed pica le escrib a diariamente, y por lo visto con bastante detalle , por supuesto tamizados por la recreaci n de la autora Y llama mi atenci n porque le da una posibilidad extra conocer la cultura y el ambiente de primera mano y poder complementarla con el punto de vista occidental que sobre ello tuvo Juli n Bell.K no s lo se enamora de Juli n, sino que a trav s de l logra poner en pr ctica su sabidur a en el Arte de pareja en la alcoba, que antes s lo hab a podido entrever, aunque se esforzara en el Tao siendo ella su nica beneficiaria Por qu , porque su esposo, catedr tico e intelectual, despreciaba aquellas pr cticas irracionales y anticuadas, que ella heredaba directamente de sus padres.Hong Ying se sirve as del contraste entre aquellos dos hombres que no logran comprender a K Un marido que despreciaba su herencia er tico cultural y un amante extranjero que obten a provecho, que a n sin saberlo se enamoraba, pero que confunde la liberalidad carnal de sus mentores de Bloomsbury con el terso amor romance que construye con su amante.K est atrapada en un mundo de hombres, y si bien decide dejar que las circunstancias exploten, no consigue lo que los amantes desean Juli n reniega del embrujo femenino y en cambio abraza la sinraz n de la ideolog a Ninguno de los dos amantes llega a buen puerto Juli n Bell condesciende con sus ideales y coloca la cabeza en la guillotina de la Guerra Civil Espa ola y K vuelve a procurarse con su propia mano la soluci n a su angustia.Hong Ying logra mostrar la sinraz n oriental y occidental que reniega del erotismo sublime y satisfactorio que concita el Arte de la Alcoba que los chinos conformaron a lo largo de los siglos, y sin volver su novela un panfleto descara ambos puntos de vista el chino que ignora y desprecia por accesorio y hedonista el conocimiento del Tao y de los Manuales de alcoba y el occidental liberado que no sabe hallar sustento espiritual en la danza de los patos mandarines, en el ayuntamiento carnal.Novela interesante y que bien puede servir para traer a la conversaci n el ancestral conocimiento chino de la complementariedad de los contrarios, de la fusi n del ying y el yang, de la satisfacci n espiritual a trav s del natural encuentro de las mujeres y los hombres I am one of those people who believe that, yes, you can totally judge a book by its cover In this case, it appeared that the author considered Chinese women to not be sexualized nearly enough and inadvertently felt the worst urge to compensate I also believe that banning or trashing a book without giving ample reason why can be counterproductive in this case, leading tocurious, impressionable young girls reading this and taking it far too seriously, or worse, learning from it in subjec I am one of those people who believe that, yes, you can totally judge a book by its cover In this case, it appeared that the author considered Chinese women to not be sexualized nearly enough and inadvertently felt the worst urge to compensate I also believe that banning or trashing a book without giving ample reason why can be counterproductive in this case, leading tocurious, impressionable young girls reading this and taking it far too seriously, or worse, learning from it in subjects where all other avenues have failed them What is a healthy sexuality I have no idea because the smart adults won t tell me anything People have to understand why something is bad, not because they are told it is, but because it has been analyzed then ridiculed to death so that the author can sit in a corner and cry when it fades into obscurity as opposed to taking it to court to give it free advertising I did read this a few years ago when I was that impressionable and without access to an adequate supply of books with WoC, let alone Chinese women So that made meinclined to give it several benefits of the doubt and to spend real time imagining where Hong Ying might have possibly been going with this book what was supposed to bring justice to a entitled white man s colonized paramour since she, after all, does consider one of her greatest goals in life to uplift the marginalized.Aside from being anatomically unfeasible and inaccurate it is nothing less of pornography anyways , Lin embodied every single stereotype you could possibly imagine for a fetish fueled image of the Asian woman submissive, emotionally masochistic, knowledgeable of Eastern arts of sex, and of course, being shackled to an impotent Chinese husband The narrative, colonized WoC becoming a willing sex slave to a white man all the way to her dying with him being the last thing she saw, was commenced and I commend this in the most sardonic way possible better than Suzie Wong I have not read 50 Shades of Grey but I imagine this is probably comparable in terms of bad literature that I pray all teenage girls, especially adolescents who have the added burden of their race to consider in the shaping of their sexualities, will never have to see erotikai ne inodama, kad K Meil s menas Kinijoje buvo u drausta, tik jausi ka ko skandalingo, skoningai eroti ko, o d mesio centre prikaustan ios, dramati kos meil s istorijos ryt ir karo nuojautos fone, o gavau greitai pamir tam , blank roman , su ne visai skoninga ir tikrai nejaudinan ia erotika O kas d l meil s, tai be jos ia daugiau nieko ir nebuvo.Autor pati savo angoje sukuria toki lengvai dramati k atmosfer , min dama visokius ry ius su tikrais ymiais mon mis, lyg jos b t erotikai ne inodama, kad K Meil s menas Kinijoje buvo u drausta, tik jausi ka ko skandalingo, skoningai eroti ko, o d mesio centre prikaustan ios, dramati kos meil s istorijos ryt ir karo nuojautos fone, o gavau greitai pamir tam , blank roman , su ne visai skoninga ir tikrai nejaudinan ia erotika O kas d l meil s, tai be jos ia daugiau nieko ir nebuvo.Autor pati savo angoje sukuria toki lengvai dramati k atmosfer , min dama visokius ry ius su tikrais ymiais mon mis, lyg jos b t pasaul pakeitusios istorijos asmenyb s, pasakodama, kaip jai ov i ganinga mintis para yti roman ir remiantis visokiais istoriniais altiniais apra yti tikr gaivali kos meil s istorij Nesu tikra, ar ta anga nepadar me kos paslaugos, nes nieko ypatingo a neradau nei Lin, nei D iulijane, nei kurio j gyvenime ar romane Labai eilin nesantuokini santyki istorija su tokiomis pus tinomis sekso scenomis O tai, kad jos geriausiu atveju pus tinos, yra i skirtinai li dna, kai vienas knygos objekt yra daostinis meil s menas, pabr iantis sekso ne tik tin naud sveikatai ir ilgaam i kumui, abiej ly i patiriam malonum , kulminacijos atid jim ir iaip visok meistri kum , kurio ekspert yra Lin Pa ios sekso scenos buvo suskubintos, visi kai nejaudinan ios, apie t meil s men irgi met vien kit fakt , bet bendrai a sp d io apie tai ka kokio konkretesnio nesusidariau, ypa kai dauguma dalyk net ne vaizdi kai buvo papasakota, bet grynai pokalbio metu i pilta kaip irniai, kas i vis nedar sp d io Apskritai tos kin kult ros knygoje ne itin daug, tikrai ne inau ar gera mintis buvo visk pasakoti i vakarie io vyro perspektyvos Tai leido per atstum pasi i r ti daoizmo eroti k j pus , bet neleido niek iki galo sijausti Kas d l karo ir revoliucijos vaizd , tai ne inau, kam tai epizodiniai, visi kai i konteksto i krit iaurumo epizodai buvo reikalingi, nes vis tiek nei karo, nei ka kokio rimtesnio politinio konflikto nebuvo pavaizduota, o tie student protestai prie nusileidim japonams tai vargu ar tur jo ka kokio svorio, kai niekur jais nebuvo nuvesta Tai reziumuojant, man is romanas pasirod grynai apie niek erotinis romanas be geros erotikos, dramati ka meil s istorija be dramos ir meil s, nepavyko nei bandymas supa indinti su realiai mon mis ar j istorijomis, nei atskleisti kin meil s men , nei pateikti politin moralin komentar fa izmo komunizmo karo temomis, o viso to akivaizd iai nor ta This fictional biography is based on an actual relationship between Julian Bell nephew of Virgina Woolf K a Chinese intellectual in the 1930s It is tragic, erotic simply written It is an excellent study in contrasts male female, Chinese British, yin yang as well as similarities such as K being a member of the Chinese version of the Bloomsbery group A very unique piece of prose Written by a young Chinese woman, it was fraught with controversy such that she was legally forced by K s f This fictional biography is based on an actual relationship between Julian Bell nephew of Virgina Woolf K a Chinese intellectual in the 1930s It is tragic, erotic simply written It is an excellent study in contrasts male female, Chinese British, yin yang as well as similarities such as K being a member of the Chinese version of the Bloomsbery group A very unique piece of prose Written by a young Chinese woman, it was fraught with controversy such that she was legally forced by K s family to retract re write the book